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Ten Commandments Hike: A Celebration of Religious Diversity


On Sunday, April 2, the Boone Trails District of the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America is hosting a Ten Commandments Hike in downtown St. Charles. All are invited to attend the hike, regardless of involvement in the Boy Scouts of America.
The roughly four-and-a-half-mile hike will feature visits to various places of worship and explore the wide range of religious beliefs in the community. The hike will begin at 1:30 PM at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish and return at 4 PM.

“One of the core values of Scouting is the twelfth point of the Scout Law, ‘A Scout is Reverent,’ and this hike allows our Scouts to learn about several different denominations,” said Glenn Hay, a volunteer who is the Boone Trails District Chairman.

Boone Trails District serves the youth of St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren counties and is one of over 20 in the Greater St. Louis Area Council. The Ten Commandments Hike is one of many events Boone Trails hosts that keeps Scouts busy throughout the year. On any given day, you’ll find Scouts making a good turn in their communities. You can find a Scouting unit nearby at www.beascout.org.

The Greater St. Louis Area Council, a United Way agency, provides youth with character development programs and values-based leadership training. The Council, one of the largest in the nation, has more than 25,000 youth members and nearly 12,600 adult volunteers. They come from 63 counties in southeast Missouri, southern and central Illinois, and the St. Louis Metropolitan area. For more information, call 314-361-0600 or visit www.stlbsa.org.